Freddie Mac Study Finds HERS® Rated Homes Sell for More Than Comparable Unrated Homes – Free CE Webinar

This course provides an overview of Freddie Mac’s research on how energy efficiency relates to (1) house price premium and (2) mortgage performance, respectively.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in: 

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)

  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse

  • American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) 

  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)

  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)

  • AIBD

  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Lessons Learned

1. Understand some of the common energy rating systems used for homes that help identify those that are healthier, safer, and overall better for the environment.

2. Understand the relationship between energy efficiency and the relationship it has on the house price premium.

3. Understand the relationship between energy efficiency and mortgage default risks.

4. Understand the demographics of demand for energy-efficient homes to further foster social interaction.

Session sponsor:



Lariece Brown


Lariece Brown is a quantitative analytics director in the Single-Family Affordable Lending and Access to Credit division. She leads a team conducting analytics and research of underserved markets. She has extensive experience in research to support fair lending, affordable lending, and assessing opportunities to expand access to credit.

Ms. Brown has also served as a senior financial economist and section chief with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Ms. Brown earned her M.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in economics from The Ohio State University.

Freddie Mac provides liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation’s residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today, Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @FreddieMac.

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